February 2021

Resource Partners becomes a strategic partner to Nesperta

On February 12, 2021, Resource Partners submitted an application to the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) for approval to acquire majority stake in Nesperta, Polish market leader in UV hybrid nail polishes, from its founders. Transaction will be finalized immediately after obtaining the UOKiK’s consent, for the interim period both parties have granted themselves negotiation exclusivity.

Nesperta is a pioneer in the UV hybrid nail polishes category, remains a market leader and is a symbol of quality in this product segment in Poland. Since its inception, the company focuses on innovative nail care and nail art products, sets the trends and adapts to the expectations of its customers. The two main brands, Semilac and HiHybrid, are available to customers through company’s own e-commerce platform, professional beauty salons, as well as leading drugstore chains and own points of sale in shopping malls.

Resource Partners will support the Management Board and Founders of Nesperta with its expertise and experience in value creation of companies in consumer sectors through international and product expansion.

 “When establishing Nesperta and creating the Semilac brand, I strongly believed that we could achieve great success, first in Poland and later internationally. We have already attained the first goal, and thanks to the experience of Resource Partners, we are moving towards the next target – it’s time for the international expansion! Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank everyone who made us reaching such a great point possible." - said Tomasz Gołębiewski - founder and CEO of Nesperta.

“Nesperta is an absolute leader of the hybrid nail polishes market in Poland. The company has been developing dynamically and growing aggressively in recent years thanks to the innovative approach and deep understanding of the needs of our consumers. I believe that the combination of our unique business approach with many years of experience of our new partner and shareholder will result in further growth of our brands, also on the foreign markets.” - said Przemysław Pokorski, V-ce-President and Managing Director of Nesperta.

With the acquisition of a majority stake in Nesperta Resource Partners continues its investment strategy built around supporting the dynamically growing small and medium-sized companies from the consumer goods and services industry, particularly focusing on international and product portfolio expansion.

“We are very pleased and looking forward to the cooperation with the Management Board and Founders of Nesperta – an absolute icon of the product category in Poland, while remaining sales and quality leader at the same time. So far, the company has shown that it is a dynamic and  innovative trend setter. I hope that with our support, Nesperta will successfully develop its sales on international markets and strengthen its position as a sales leader in all channels in Poland.”- emphasized Aleksander Kacprzyk - Managing Partner of Resource Partners.

The sellers were advised by CET Poland and the Sołtysiński, Kawecki & Szlęzak law firm.

The buyer was advised by Dentons, Roland Berger, KPMG and Ramboll Environ.

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